Weekly wrap-up: New Zealand bans software patents, open source is for lovers, and more
New Zealand bans software patents. Chances are you’ve already heard that New Zealand passed a new Patents Bill this week making software patents illegal. So rather than summarize this news story, let me just pass along some links to articles that take a look at various angles on this exciting news:
- * Quartz explains how NZ banned software patents without violating international law.
* Washington Post writer Timothy B. Lee outlines why the United States should follow in NZ's footsteps.
* Want to know what others like you think about the ban? Scroll through the zillions of Slashdot and Reddit comments.